Submitted: 12-06-2007 by mays1971
I bought 10 of these for my canoe livery to rent. Within 3 months, 8 of them developed a crack at the weld point where the seat bottom is attached to the bottom of the hull causing a thru hull leak. Given this happened on 8 out of 10, I would say the engineers need to reconsider the weld point for this.
Other than the leak, we really like the look, size, and how it paddled in the water.
We ran these kayaks on mountain rivers with class I & II rapids with some rock. Perhaps in a lake the weld point would not fail and they would do better. But until the weld points are redesigned I am not buying another one for my business.